Category Archives: Travel

A long drive…through wind, rain, dark, and mountainous terrain!

After Brad brilliantly repaired the front axles of the beloved campervan, we were ready to set off and drive south….AS FAST AS POSSIBLE!  We left Sequim at 6am on December 20, and by 10:30pm, we had made it 892 miles … Continue reading

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Back Home to Whitstable

On July 5, 2013, we returned to the charming seaside town that had been our home for the 2011-2012 academic year.  It had been 14 months since we had been back, and it felt as if no time had passed. … Continue reading

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Family on the move….again.

We flew from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to London Heathrow on June 30.  During that busy, harried day before, we packed as lightly as possible, fitting all of our things for a month into one rolling suitcase (can also be worn … Continue reading

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Back in the UK.

We are back in the UK again, and happy to be here! The short version: Holly’s dad kindly drove us almost 3 hours to Chicago’s O’Hare airport on Sunday.  Traffic was light, so we arrived in plenty of time. We … Continue reading

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The Drive.

We made it. From the Puget Sound to the Mississippi River. 2000 miles, 3 days, over 30-hours of drive time. Two 5-year-old kids in the back seat. One of those kids puked her guts out and had the runs for … Continue reading

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Thank you, may I have another?

We’re at it again. We couldn’t stay away, so we’re headed back to the UK this summer for an extended visit. Lots has happened since we returned to the USA after our year abroad. We went back to work. The … Continue reading

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Farewell to Iceland, Hello Seattle!

On July 12, 2012, we said farewell to Iceland, farewell to our year-long overseas adventure, and boarded a plane bound for Seattle:  home. We would never, ever be the same.                We made it to Seattle … Continue reading

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Iceland: Glasgow to Keflavik and on to Selfoss

July 5, 2012 We were very, and I mean VERY excited to visit Iceland again on our way back to the USA from Scotland.  Even after growing quite weary of living out of a couple of suitcases and being constantly … Continue reading

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Farewell to the UK

July 5, 2012 Today we left the United Kingdom after nearly 12 months. We rode the train from Ayr to Paisley, took a cab from Paisley Station to the Glasgow International Airport, and after a nearly 4-hour wait, we were … Continue reading

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Thanks and Goodbye, Mr T (Day 28)

Morning broke on the final day of our extraordinary lap of Scotland.  Mom and dad were a bit sad, but the same could not be said of the kids!  They goofed around in their bed for a bit before we … Continue reading

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